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Men and Abortion

Men have been overlooked in the need for healing after an abortion decision.

The regret of abortion haunts men who suffer in silence confused by feelings and pain not allowed to surface. Making a decision to abort brings immediate relief following chaotic circumstances produced by an unplanned pregnancy. Later, feelings of emptiness and loss can emerge as well as anger, rage, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Other symptoms of post abortion may include:

  • Chemical abuse (alcohol, drugs, etc.)
  • Workalcoholicism, Type A behavior
  • Guilt, shame and/or extreme anger
  • Unable to relax, panic attacks
  • Loneliness or numbness
  • Rejection and inordinate fears
  • A sense of powerlessness

There is hope and help. There is healing. Men who have participated in Abortion Recovery programs have received freedom from their experience with abortion. Whether men encouraged or discouraged an abortion decision, they can find relief from uncomfortable and even painful emotions.

Click here to learn ways to start the healing process.

Help and Resources Available

National Memorial for the Unborn